William A. Breakspeare (c 1855-1914) If Music be the Food of Love If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.” William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
James Abbot McNeill Whistler (1894-1903) A Dancing woman in a Pink robe, seen from the back Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop. ~W.H. Auden “I love to dance, it does not matter if it is a Tango, a Foxtrot, a Samba or a Jive, just like to move my body on the rhythm of music…I just can not sit still. Other people get their kick out of shopping, playing Foxy Bingo, or singing. But as for me, dancing is my...
“…for music alone can abolish differences of language or culture between two people and invoke something indestructible within them.” Irene Nemirovsky ― Suite Francaise
“Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.” ~Anais Nin Photos by Peter and Alice Gowland
“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. “ ~Victor Hugo
“All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.” Jean Cocteau
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. ” Plato
“It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.” Benjamin Britten
“Coppelius and Coppelia” after the famous story by Hoffmann. (1903-1904) by Leon Bakst Bakst was born January 27 , 1866, St. Petersburg, Russia, he died December 28, 1924, Paris, France His original name was Lev Samoylovich Rosenberg, a Russian artist who revolutionized theatrical design both in scenery and in costume.